As many as to 134 firms nationwide have been presented with The Guide Award, an annual decoration by the Viet Nam Economic Times magazine to the year's best tourism products and services.

An award presentation ceremony was held in Mui Ne in the southern province of Binh Thuan on July 29.

The awards recognised excellent performances by hotels, resorts, restaurants, transport agencies, and travel companies by protecting the environment, supplying sustainable travel services, promoting national identity, and being responsible towards local communities.

This year's recipients included 76 hotels and resorts, 38 restaurants, seven travel firms, five healthcare and beauty-care services, 15 transport services companies, and several entertainment services.

Among the recipients, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel received the Guide Award for the 12th consecutive year, while Melia Hanoi Hotel and Buffalo Tours, getting the decoration for the 11th consecutive year./.